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January 21, 2011

Wonderful: Neil Abercrombie, Who Promised To Shut Birthers Up By Releasing The Birth Certificate, Now Says... Um, I Can't Find The Actual Birth Certificate

Oh that's just special.

essure was mounting on Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie today amid increasing confusion over whether President Obama was born there.

Abercrombie said on Tuesday that an investigation had unearthed papers proving Obama was born in Hawaii in 1961.

He told Honolulu's Star-Advertiser: 'It actually exists in the archives, written down,' he said.

But it became apparent that what had been discovered was an unspecified listing or notation of Obama's birth that someone had made in the state archives and not a birth certificate.

And in the same interview Abercrombie suggested that a long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate for Barack Obama may not exist within the vital records maintained by the Hawaii Department of Health.

He said efforts were still being made to track down definitive vital records that would prove Obama was born in Hawaii.

Ah, liberal competence. I should have known they'd blow this up in their own faces but I fucked up, I trusted them.

Note: I'm quoting this because it's the Daily Mail -- I guess sort of a respectable paper -- but actually, I find their suppositions to be pretty much made up.

WND ran a similar story this week claiming the governor's words "suggested" this; but I don't really see that suggestion in the words they quote, that that they claim suggests this. I really don't know how they're getting from A to B.

The Daily Mail has picked up on this meme, but I still see no connection between what the governor said and the claims made about what he meant.


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